Compare and Contrast: Chavecito vs. King Shut-up


“I’m head of state because a majority elected me, and they call my country a dictatorship.”

“I’m head of state because a dictator installed me, and they call my country a democracy.”

All of this is true. Chavecito has been freely and fairly elected by a majority every time. King Juan Carlos, on the other hand, was never elected; his royal family was restored by Franco. And yet the latter, with the arrogance only an unelected hereditary monarch could have, once had the nerve to tell the former — only elected, and non-white, and therefore a peon — to shut up. Talk about two people who should be trading places, eh?

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